The UK’s £6.6 trillion UK asset management industry is indeed one of the most competitive. The traditional fund market is saturated to an extent by countless products overlapping with regards to both asset class and style. Furthermore, the rise of one-stop-shop multi-asset solutions and model portfolios has left traditional funds looking less attractive to advisers looking to diversify clients’ assets.
North American growth funds have been added for the first time to the FE Invest Approved list, as funds in the region are viewed more favourably for UK investors in light of concerns over UK equities as an asset class - following the Brexit vote.
FE Kii Hub has been awarded the accolade of Most Outstanding European UCITS KIIDs Platform in the Corporate LiveWire Global Fund Awards 2016.
Looking to gain more effective control and management of the Group’s fund data to support its vision for the business over the next decade, this mid-sized asset management company selected FE Precision+ Dissemination to deliver the single, ‘golden’ source needed to ensure accuracy, consistency and timeliness in the data being published about its funds, across all channels - and in the information provided directly to customers and independent financial advisers.
When Chris Walklate, product and proposition manager for Wesleyan, revamped the company’s online fund centre, he was looking for something high impact that would showcase Wesleyan’s funds and ‘bring the data to life’ for Wesleyan’s customers. He selected FE’s Precision+ Digital as the means to achieve this – and while the new fund centre has only been live for a matter of weeks, it has already been very well received.
In line with the first anniversary of FE Passive Crown ratings, the ratings and research firm has launched the industry’s first pure passive fund awards. This is in recognition of the growing importance that passive investing plays in the UK asset management industry and the commitment and professionalism of passive investing teams (Please see below for full list of 2016 winners).
The cost of active funds is rarely out of the headlines, and it’s fair to say that the publicity has been far from positive. The latest survey of FE Trustnet readers exposes just how strongly professional investors feel about the price of their fund.
As part of the Alpha Manager of the Year Awards 2016 the FE team produced a music video to set the scene and kick off the evening. The critically acclaimed video is now available for all to see. Watch it in full below, and please share or leave your feedback #fealphas16
Seventy-nine managers have made it onto the shortlist for this year’s FE Alpha Manager of the Year Awards, with Barry Norris, Rupert Flemming, Julian Fosh, Anthony Cross and Anthony Robertson leading the list of the industry’s top talent.
FE Kii Hub are to launch a new service to address the new PRIIPs Regulation that is to be submitted to the European Commision on 31st March 2016. Ultimately this means that the way PRIIPs Key Information Documents are produced will need to adhere to the new rules set out in the Regulation by the end of 2016.